This post was inspired by the first month’s ideas of Gretchen Rubin’s Happier at Home — in which she discusses the nine-month experiment she ran to create happier surroundings. Join From Left to Write on January 6th as we discuss Happier at Home. You can also chat live with Gretchen Rubin on January 7 on […]
A few weeks ago, Lenny asked Pink how she was doing. She quickly responded, “Happy. Always happy.” Those of you who have parented an almost-two-year old know that they aren’t always happy. But when it comes to Pink, she doesn’t seem to think she’s anything but. At least not for long. In fact, you can […]
Oh my, mornings in our house are crazy. Big isn’t great at transitions. Or moving quickly. Or focusing. Or following orders directions. You know, all the talents one needs to get to the bus stop at 7:30am — an entire hour and a half after waking up. Today was no exception. Frustrated, I sent him […]
Lenny and I just spent five days at one of the most luxurious resorts in Cabo. (Read: No kids allowed on the majority of the property). We didn’t consciously plan to escape our reality, it was his company’s club trip. A trip that was hard earned, and a wonderful reward for all of his traveling, […]
Recently, while watching The Sound of Music, I found myself crying. No, not because the Nazi soldiers were threatening the von Trapp family, or because Maria was torn between two worlds, but because I realized lately I’ve been parenting a lot more like the grouchy Captain than the playful Fraulein.